Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Year 3 - Holly 2023 - 2024

Mrs James

Mrs James

Miss Prestidge

Welcome to Holly Class! 

Your teachers are Mrs James on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Prestidge on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Mrs James - I teach in Holly Class on Mondays and Tuesdays. I particularly enjoy teaching history and maths.
When I am not at work, I enjoy being in my garden. My children and I enjoy growing food in our raised beds and then eating the things we have successfully grown.
I like to spend time outdoors and we often go on walks at National Trust places or in the local woods. 
Mrs Prestidge - I teach in Holly class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. My favourite lessons to teach are science and reading.
Outside of school I have 2 children that keep me very busy and we can often be found out walking our husky in the woods or the park.
I love gardening and grow all kinds of flowers, fruit and vegetables. I also enjoy collecting fossils along our travels throughout the UK coastlines.

Summer term 2024:

It has been a fantastic first day back after the Easter holidays. The children have been really enthusiastic about our new topic and have already been sharing some fanstatic facts about ancient Rome.

Our main topic this term is 'Emperors and Empires'. This project teaches children about the history and structure of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire, including a detailed exploration of the Romanisation of Britain. We will study the concepts of 'empire' and 'invasion'. We will consider what daily life would have been like for people in Roman Britain. 

Please see our Curriculum Newsletter below for more information on the other topics that we will teaching over the course of this term.


Class information:

Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit, including trainers/pumps. We are haing an increasing number of children having to miss out on PE as they haven't got their PE kit in school. 

Hopefully the rain will stop and the sun will come out soon, so it is really important that your child comes into school everyday with a water bottle please. 


Spellings: children will be tested on weekly words every Tuesday. Please see the attachment below which has the half termly overview of the spellings to practise with your child every week.  

Please, find below Home Learning tasks. Home Learning will be set on a Thursday to be handed in on a Tuesday. Home learning tasks should be completed in the home learning books, where answers only are recorded, there is no requirement to print off the home learning task. 

How can I help my child at home?

Reading: please read with your child as frequently as possible. They don't have to read their school reading books every night, it is a good idea to read a range of genres and texts as this will really help their general knowledge and as well their understanding of different text types. We have attached a recommended reading list for year 3 for your information. 

Timestables: this term, we will be focussing on learning our x3, x4 and x8 times tables, as well as consolidating our knolwedge of the x2, x5 and x10 times tables. Youtube have lots of great songs which will help your child learn these. Here are a couple of websites you can also use at home to help your child practise their times tables:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - you can sign your child up for a free account on this website which will keep track of their progress and their achievements. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables - Hit the Button is a particularly popular game on this website. 

Spellings: we have attached the year 3 and 4 statuory word list which you child will be expected to be able to spell by the time they finish year 4. It might be useful to look at a word a week - talk about the word's meaning, look at how it is spelt and how it can be used in a sentence. 

Spelling, puncutation and grammar: we have also attached a spelling, punctuation and grammar glossary of terminology for each year group. This will give you an idea of what your child is expected to already know from years 1 and 2, and also what they will be learning about during year 3. 




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